Category — quote of the week
This week passed slowly and I realized today that it’s Friday already. Monday I was diagnosed with tinnitus and I’m home ever since. I might have exaggerated with all the work and didn’t rest enough so my body is telling me to slow down and so I am. All this prevents me from preparing things for the shop and I have to just go with what is already there and that’s quite ok. I will master this puddle, too and rather be healthy again.
Wishing you a great weekend and please STAY HEALTHY!
November 12, 2010 6 Comments
Hallo und schÃ¶nen Freitag an alle.
This was such a beautiful week. No… nothing special happened…ok…they delivered the sewing machine plug but that was yesterday and the week was awesome already. It was just nice. Now I’m off to a whole weekend of sewing, sleeping and eating and if the weather doesn’t suck I can maybe start shooting some photos of my shop items :-) YAY.
Do you have good plans? Tell me.
Have a good one.
November 5, 2010 9 Comments
Happy Halloween! Yeah I know… it’s not the night of the nights today but anyway. It’s the Halloween weekend and I bet they showed at least one episode of Roseanne where she and Dan fool each other and decorate their house in very creepy styles. Oh how I loved those episodes. Being here in Germany I can’t really relate to this event. We don’t celebrate it. We have carnival in February where we dress up as all kinds of things but it doesn’t have to be creepy. But I really liked Roseanne and Dan or Tim Tailor in Home Improvement when they celebrated Halloween and found it great to watch when I was a teenager. The other day I saw stunning pictures of a parade on Danielle’s blog and fell in love with the costumes the people wore and how really freaky the parade was. People really make an effort designing their costumes and I can imagine all the kids standing, watching, having goose pumps. Sweet. Once I have to go to the states and celebrate Halloween. I think it’ll be fun. I’d enjoy it.
Today we had a little event in the office. Beginning of this week we could pick up pumpkins for a carving competition. The winner gets a dinner for two and I must admit I have some really talented colleagues!! Look at those pumpkins. The “Marlboro Man” pumpkin won. YAY! Congratulations to dear Schiwa!
And my other talented friend Suze designed some adorable Halloween Cupcake toppers as a free download on her blog. If you still don’t have decoration for your treats – here it is!
So while my American friends celebrate Halloween I thought I could lock myself in my workroom together with my brand new sewing machine and sew all weekend. I still want/need to make some items for my Etsy shop and as I didn’t have a sewing machine all week I feel a bit of pressure coming up. Not serious yet as I still have plenty of other things to prepare but you know… I’d feel better if I COULD sew. The problem is – the vendor forgot to send the plug connector. Argh! I hope it’ll come soon so I can make gorgeous things from the big stash ofÂ Â vintage fabric that I bought at the craft fair yesterday. The designs are one-of-a-kind and my friend and I put so much love in choosing them that I can’t wait to do something. But I still have to wait.
While I sit and wait and prepare my friend Piper who writes onÂ One Sydney Road will finally open her online boutique this Monday. She is my personal heroine I must admit. When I got to know her she told me about her dream to open a shop someday. Not even a year later she quit her job and November 1 she will have her grand opening. I’m curious about everything she did, how the shop will look like, the products… just everything. And I wish her all the best and lots of success.
This week’s quote came with a storypeople newsletter. Isn’t it great? That is so exactly how I feel right now and I find it matches so good with that cupcake graffiti I discovered in Lisbon. I must go back to work now so I can open the shop soon and maybe make a living from it one day. Everything is possible.
Let’s keep on wishing and dreaming and have a good weekend.
Oktober 29, 2010 4 Comments
I found this this week. Somewhere in the depth of we heart it. Can’t remember what I was looking for. But I loved it. Instantly. It’s such a great mantra. Don’t you think? This week I tried to be awesome several times. Mostly with success *i guess*. I’m still sewing. And sewing. And sewing. Trying to get as much done as I can. Hopefully the light will be awesome so I can start making pictures of the items for the shop. Piper always says “It’s crunch time!” True.Â I have to hurry up. This is so freakin’ exciting.
Have a wonderful weekend. :-)
Oktober 22, 2010 1 Comment
Had everyone a good week? Did you learn something? A good lesson maybe? I can tell you I did. Some fabrics that I touched this week taught me valuable lessons. I’m sewing like a madwoman these days and I’m still having moments where I learn how to handle the machine/fabric/thread/needle/pattern…. Sometimes I really wish I knew it before. But gosh.. that’s so much fun. And just some moments ago I ordered a new sewing machine. It’s a used one but can do a lot more than the one I have now and I can’t wait her to arrive! That is really a good Friday. And this week my little baby niece made her first steps without holding onto something which is pretty exciting, too!
Let me wish you a happy weekend and sign off. I’d be happy to hear your happy experience stories.
Oktober 15, 2010 1 Comment